Re: Re: [dev] Interesting Web Browser Decoupling Concept

From: hiro <>
Date: Tue, 13 Jun 2017 15:29:52 +0200

linux supports multiple users for permission management.
on android nothing works either. apps often require random libraries
like google play services to be installed and are generally written by
comparatively incompetent programmers.
android is a moving target.

On 6/13/17, Calvin Morrison <> wrote:
>>> > For youtube, we agree 100%, but it seems that the javascript/modern web
>>> > engine
>>> > combo is used as a kind of DRM... namely the dependency by complexity
>>> > is _on
>>> > purpose_ (see the user agreement of youtube: you MUST use the
>>> > javascript/modern
>>> > web engine video player. [...]
> I view it more similarly to the whole Java phenomenon from about 10-15
> years ago. Look we can write once run anywhere, isn't it amazing!
> (it's not).
> The sad part is Java does solve many of these problems that HTML/JS
> are resolving, namely complex user dialogs and interfaces being
> portable and easy to access.
> That's why I am a proponent of Android. Pull down a native app in 30
> seconds that "just works" on any android, with full features and it
> doesn't rely on some crazy display engine or javascript backend.
> The opposite of this, which sucks even more is seeing the pervasion of
> things like JS into projects such as GNOME, and the whole node-js
> thing.
> I think having boxed portable apps is actually quite good, and running
> them in their own chroot, or some sort of security container like
> android provides gives users the ability to limit permissions in a
> hard way.
> I don't particuarly like the app interfaces, I don't particularly like
> writing apps for Android, but I think it's a damn sight better than
> the latest and greatest webapp(tm)
> Calvin
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